There is so much information out there on special diets for children on the Autism Spectrum, as well as those with ADD/ADHD that it can be overwhelming for anyone to try to sift through what’s factual information and what is questionable. I was excited to see an alert come through yesterday about the book: Special-Needs Kids Eat Right: Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive by Judy Converse. I have not seen many books about nutrition therapy for autism spectrum disorders actually written by a nutrition expert. While I have not yet read the book, I definitely plan to add it to my list.
While on the subject, I have also had the pleasure of taking a webinar by another registered dietitian, Sharon Lemons who has a blog called the Autism RD Sounds Off. As both a mother and a nutritionist she has a unique perspective on the special nutritional requirements of children on the autism spectrum.
Finally there is a database of information regarding dietary supplements for Autism Spectrum Disorders which is maintained by IBIDS, the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements database. It is free to peruse and you can find it here.